Typical Manchunian foods comprise sausages, tea, coffee, breads, salads and the lot, quite different from what I am used to.But, as they say Indians or Indian culture is everywhere, it did not take me too long to find out about Rusholme and Cheetham Hill. In Cheetham Hill, mostly Indian supermarkets are present where at times we go and buy groceries, but in Rusholme, Indian restaurants are present.What more, you can even get Indian sweets (mishti) here. Alright, let me start from the beginning. . . . . . . .
Having got wet in the rain (not so willingly this time) I had caught a cold and was on a self proclaimed house arrest throughout New Year’s Day. Thus, when I felt better (read recovered) on the First of Jan, we decided to go out for lunch to Rusholme. Rusholme can be reached via Piccadilly (Buses 42,43 mostly). Once in Rusholme, you get to choose from a wide variety of restaurants where you want to dine. I had already been here once before, so, we decided to try a different restaurant than from the last time. So, Lal Qila it was!
Now Lal Qila is a Hindi word which means Red Fort (which reminded me of the Red Fort, Delhi). This restaurant is best for non-vegetarians (although vegetarian dishes are also available) and for those who like spicy food. From Chicken Tandoor (Indian style of barbequed chicken) to Naan, Salads, Papad, Kebabs everything is available. So, if you want to relive Indian taste in Manchester this place is where you should come.
After lunch, we proceeded to buy some Indian Sweets from a nearby shop. On the way I saw an amazing Ice-Cream parlor called Gelatos. Yes I was suffering from a cold and had to restrict myself . . . . . but not for long! I plan to come here soon enough. Moving on to the Indian sweets, there were more varieties than you could count on your fingertips. From Rasgollas and Gajar Ka Halwa to Petha, Samosa, Nimkis and Kaju Barfi – everyting is available. It is possible to sit comfortably in the shops and try out some of the sweets or you can pack them up and take it home as well.
Most important of all, this place is has highly ressonable rates of food throughout and thus I strongly recommend all my friends to visit this place once and get the feel of Indian Food.